The mission of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is to prepare students for leadership positions in business, and to provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage organizations in an ever-changing business environment. The MBA program imparts the conceptual understanding and application of problem-solving tools contained in basic business disciplines, including accounting, economics, data analysis, finance, management, leadership, and marketing. In addition, students are equipped with the skills needed for effective team-building, quantitative and qualitative decision-making, and creative problem-solving.
Self-paced Foundation Courses (optional)
The following non-credit, self-paced and self-study courses are offered online, free of charge to registered MBA students. Self-assessment tests are available for students to ascertain their level of competency.
BUS 500A Intermediate Algebra Foundation (recommended for ECO 607)
BUS 500C Macro and Microeconomics Foundation (recommended for ECO 607)
Two-Week Foundation Courses (required)
The following two Foundation Courses are required for all MBA students, but may be waived if a score of 75% or above is achieved on a challenge exam. Rather than being self-study and self-paced, these courses are scheduled in normal fashion with qualified instructors. Each is two weeks long: ACC 501 is offered in the first two weeks of an academic month, and FIN 501 is offered in the second two weeks.
The two courses are offered online and at certain onsite campus locations. Grading is "S" for Satisfactory, or "U" for Unsatisfactory. Although these courses do not provide academic credit, they have substantial content that is not covered in the related core courses, and they must be successfully completed in order to graduate from the MBA program.
ACC 501 Accounting Fundamentals
(Prerequisite for ACC 604)
FIN 501 Finance Fundamentals (Prerequisite for FIN 609A)
(Prerequisite: ACC 501)
MBA Transition Program
National University students who complete graduate courses as part of their undergraduate degree program and who satisfy MBA transition program requirements described in the catalog description of various undergraduate programs must complete at least 49.5 quarter units for their MBA degree.
Degree Program Locations:
- This degree is offered online
- Bakersfield Campus
- Camarillo Campus
- Carlsbad Campus
- Costa Mesa Campus
- Fresno Campus
- Henderson Campus
- Kearny Mesa Campus
- La Mesa Campus
- Los Angeles Campus
- Marine Corps Air Station Learning Center
- Marine Corps Recruit Depot Learning Center
- Mission Valley Campus
- Ontario Campus
- Rancho Bernardo Campus
- Redding Campus
- Sacramento Campus
- San Jose Campus
- Sherman Oaks Campus
- South Bay Campus
- Spectrum Business Park Campus
- Stockton Campus
- Twentynine Palms Learning Center